Keynote Speaker & Breakout Presenter

Practical content doesn’t have to be boring. David’s keynotes have been described as “wisdom mixed with humour”, with the overarching theme of raising the bar in your work and your life. 

Keynotes, breakouts & workshops
tailored for any profession and any industry

David is often chosen for the ‘after-lunch graveyard shift’ because he can wake up an audience and keep them awake.
Not only are his keynotes entertaining, they’re also high in content.

Raising the bar
On your work & your life

Raising the Bar washington DC conference

A completely different view of high jump and pole vault through a leader’s lens, how to stand out from the crowd and rise to greater heights of achievement and success.

Delivered as: Keynote, Breakout or Workshop

Suitable for any industry and any profession

Ideal Time Slot  – Opening or Closing or after lunch

Themes – Leadership, Disruption, Achievement, Success, Challenge

Why book this program

  • Show the audience that there are different ways to “raise the bar” in their work, life or business
  • Inspire people to go the extra mile
  • Provide some motivation to look at things differently
  • Show the audience the importance of Personal Best for themselves and the business
 Key features of this program:
  • Audience involvement
  • Strong metaphor with the Olympics and Personal Bests
  • Takeaway strategies to increase achievement

Raising the Bar
On your meetings

A humourous look at the different personalities and power plays, the hidden agendas, and what really happens in meetings, and how to make them worthwhile and productive

Delivered as: Keynote, Breakout or Workshop

Ideal Time Slot  – After lunch

Themes – Productivity, Leadership, Future

Why book this program

  • Wake up the audience after lunch and give them a good laugh
  • Show that meetings can be positive, productive and engaging
  • Expose the science of how and why meetings succeed and fail
  • Give a glimpse into the future of meetings
Key features of this program:
  • Funny
  • The audience “creates” the agenda
  • Real time audience response & interaction

Raising the Bar
On your decisions


An entertaining & humorous exposé of how decisions are really made in organisations & the unexpected reasons why projects go off the rails 

Delivered as: Keynote, Breakout or Workshop

Ideal Time Slot  – After lunch

Themes – Productivity, Leadership, Decisions, Future, Staff Engagement, Implementation

Why book this program

  • Wake up the audience after lunch and give them a laugh
  • Show that there is more to the way decisions are made than meets the eye
  • Expose the reason so many decisions fail – it’s not what you may think!
  • Lift the quality of decisions and minimise the risk of failure
 Key features of this program:
  • Entertaining
  • Surprising
  • Audience interaction
  • Real time audience involvement

David’s interactive style with the audience isn’t over the top but it is engaging. He has the ability to cut through the fog of complexity and get to the point quickly and clearly. All of the keynotes, breakouts and workshops can be tailored specifically for your industry, profession or business.


David is a member of the Australian Speakers Hall of Fame and he gives practical tips people can take away and implement immediately.

If you’re looking for a conference speaker or breakout presenter, give David a call. He works with conference organisers, corporates, associations, meeting planners, anyone whose running an event where they need a speaker.


“By gauging the audience with their different learning types, David’s speaking and learning style connects with all.” 

Stuart Jamieson, Governance and Risk Manager at City of Albany

“David is a 5 star trusted advisor and thought leader. His generosity is matched in size only by his intellect and sense of humour. David has many years of experience in a variety of diverse backgrounds which further strengthens his ability to relate to the challenges within businesses and organisations in a wide range of sectors. 


He also has the ability to sift through the superfluous distractions that often prevent people from reaching their maximum potential and effectiveness. He genuinely is a consummate professional and a gifted communicator.”

Dr Troy Hendrickson – Global Educator, Speaker, Facilitator, Adjunct Professor

“I’m incredibly impressed by David Julian Price, who may be right on the edge of genius, but a man who, despite all of his tremendous background, wisdom and sense of humour, has the ability to match the market with his message. To say things that are so appropriate, and so empowering, and spiritually uplifting, you’ll feel as though your life has been transformed.”Joel Bauer, Author 

See David in Action

Washington DC
Raising the Bar

Audience size – 2200

Raising the Bar

Audience size – 250


Audience size – 250

Management vs Leadership
Audience size – 200​

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